Inmate does disappearing act and then reappears in his cell block after police officers fail to locate him outside


real news: Prison officials and the Police are investigating an incident in which an inmate escaped the confines of His Majesty’s Prison, but returned hours later as if nothing had happened.

Reports say that, on Wednesday, March 29, at about 2:40 a.m., the Police acted on a tip and conducted a search for 31-year-old Elijah John, who is currently serving a four-month sentence for possession of a firearm.

The lawmen were told that he had escaped from the prison.

A search was immediately carried out on the eastern side of the penal institution, where John’s 21-year-old girlfriend was found sitting in the front passenger seat of a white Toyota RAV 4, whose engine was running.

The woman, a resident of Martins Village, was taken from the vehicle and interviewed, and certain information was obtained.

While the officers were speaking to her, reports say, her phone rang, and she was instructed to tell John to give himself up.  The woman complied, but the man never responded.

The Police therefore continued searching the surrounding areas for John, but they were unsuccessful in locating him.

His girlfriend, meanwhile, was taken into custody at the St. John’s Police Station, and the vehicle was confiscated.

Reportedly, while driving on the Factory Road, and on reaching the by-road east of the St. John’s Fire Station, an officer noticed a figure, dressed in black, beneath the prison’s south tower.

The police corporal brought his vehicle to a stop, exited, and gave chase.  The person then jumped the western fence of the T.N. Kirnon School and disappeared into the yard.

According to reports, the person whom the officer was chasing appeared to be the missing inmate John.

Meanwhile, sources say that less than an hour later – at about 3:10 a.m. – the Police again received certain information and left for duty at His Majesty’s Prison.

A prison officer was then contacted and asked to check the cell where John was being housed, but he was not present.

The Special Services Unit (SSU), the Criminal Investigations Department (C.I.D), and the St. John’s Police Station reportedly were notified of the development and officers immediately responded to the scene.

Despite a thorough search of the vicinity, John was not found. But a prison officer was instructed to relocate his three cell mates for reasons of safety.

However, while the guard was entering the gate to the prison’s “C” Division, John was observed standing in the bathroom, dressed in underwear and black socks, but no shirt.

Reportedly, he had bruises all over his body, including to the backs of both legs.

John was subsequently handed over to the Police pending further investigations.

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  1. LMAO! He was like to hell with spending months in here imma escape :D….Shit! didn’t work the feds got my girl…Dammit!! Ok imma get back in there before they say I had a gun and kill my black ass.

  2. This is obviously a model prisoner to have gone out on a short escapade and returned on his own accord. I don’t know why disciplinary action would be taken against him. This highlights the need to secure the facility in order to prevent any future breaches. The sooner we come to the realization that very little more can be done to 1735 in order to improve it, the better it is for all concerned. In fact, housing prisoners in that facility is inhumane and a violation of their rights. That a prisoner can run off and run back in willingly is a testament of how insecure the facility is.

    • They can escape but they are detered by the facts Antigua is small and if they stay on the run for too long they will be shot dead..

  3. “Inmate does disappearing act and then reappears …”

    This headline might be very misleading, because I believe it’s really relating to Gaston Browne’s 🥸 recent disappearance from the cabinet meetings … 😁

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